Pendent vs Pensile - What's the difference?

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Pendent is a related term of pensile.

As adjectives the difference between pendent and pensile

is that pendent is dangling, drooping, hanging down or suspended while pensile is hanging down, suspended.

As a noun pendent

is .




(en adjective)
  • Dangling, drooping, hanging down or suspended.
  • * 1936 , Djuna Barnes, Nightwood , Faber & Faber 2007, p. 71:
  • The doctor's head [...] was framed in the golden semi-circle of a wig with long pendent curls that touched his shoulders
  • * 1986 , Bryant W Rossiter, Roger C Baetzold, Investigations of Surfaces and Interfaces
  • An interesting development has been the analysis of the image of a pendent drop by a video digitizer.
  • pending in various senses.
  • either hanging in some sense, or constructed of multiple elements such as the voussoirs of an arch or the pendentives of a dome, none of which can stand on its own, but which in combination are stable.
  • incomplete in some sense, such as lacking a finite verb.
  • (label) Projecting over something; overhanging.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
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    Alternative forms

    * pensill (obsolete )


    (en adjective)
  • Hanging down, suspended.
  • * 1658': However the account of the '''Pensill or hanging gardens of ''Babylon'' [...] is of no slender antiquity — Sir Thomas Browne, ''The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 165)
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